Notice of Proposal to Approve an Air Quality Control Minor Permit for Ketchikan Public Utilities Bailey Power Plant


Ketchikan Public Utilities
Bailey Power Plant

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) has made a preliminary decision to approve Ketchikan Public Utilities’ application for Air Quality Control Minor Permit AQ0108MSS01 for the Bailey Power Plant.  ADEC intends to incorporate the minor permit into the Title V operating permit as an administrative revision after EPA’s 45-day review, per 18 AAC 50.542(e).

Applicant:      Ketchikan Public Utilities, 1065 Fair Street, Ketchikan, AK 99901

Location:       3935 Tongass Avenue, Ketchikan, AK, 999015
                        51° 21' N Latitude, 131° 35' W Longitude

Activity:         Ketchikan Public Utilities’ application is classified under 18 AAC 50. 508(5) to install and operate additional two (2) backup generators (EU IDs 6 and 7) at the Bailey Power Plant and to establish owner requested limits (ORLs).

Emissions:     Potential emissions of the stationary source will change by 9.9 tpy for NOx, 5.4 tpy for CO, 1.3 tpy for SO2, 0.5 tpy for VOC, and 0.3 tpy for PM/PM10/PM2.5.

ADEC Preliminary Review: Based on review of the application, ADEC drafted a preliminary permit decision for this project under AS 46.14 and 18 AAC 50.

Available Information: Copies of the permit application, ADEC’s draft permit and technical analysis report (TAR) are available at ADEC Air Permits Program, 555 Cordova Street, Anchorage, AK 99501.

For inquiries and copies of documents, you may contact Grace Germain at the address listed above, or call (907) 269-3065. The preliminary permit and TAR are also available at ADEC’s website at:

Opportunity for Public Participation:  Notice is also given that any interested person may present written statements relevant to the draft documents within 30 days after the first publication date.  ADEC will consider all comments received and make any changes ADEC finds beneficial or necessary to assure compliance with 18 AAC 50 or State Law. ADEC will issue a final decision to issue or deny the permit after the close of the public comment period.  Any person may request a public hearing and that hearing will be held if ADEC finds that good cause exists.

The State of Alaska, Department of Environmental Conservation complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  If you are a person with a disability who may need a special accommodation in order to participate in this public process, please contact Theresa Zimmerman at 907-465-6171 or TDD Relay Service 1-800-770-8973/TTY or dial 711 by the 15th day of this public comment period to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

Please direct written statements or requests relevant to the proposed permit to Grace Germain at ADEC’s Anchorage office, by facsimile at (907) 269-3065 or send e-mail to  Comments must be received by close of public comments period at 4:30 p.m. on March 15, 2019.

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Created 2/13/2019 12:21:16 PM by tlollila


Department: Environmental Conservation
Category: Public Notices
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #: AQ0108MSS01
Publish Date: 2/13/2019
Archive Date: 3/16/2019
  • Public Comments Due
    3/15/2019 4:30pm